The happy artist
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir ©️ 2009
(Shown in her place on the
My Monday night class just finished, and I realize I’ll be sad when this class is over at the end of the term. The students are enthusiastic, funny, and intelligent, and a treat to work with on Zoom.
We talked a bit tonight about self-esteem, and what it means to be confident. I’m reading a book about happiness, and this is an important topic in the book – to value yourself, and to realize that you’ve already got it all.
So I’m showing you a painting of me as an enthusiastic artist. I keep this painting in my studio, to remind myself of the joy I feel in doing my work. On the down days my former self’s cheery face reminds me that the happiness of creation is available to me whenever I want it.
Have an enjoying your own worth day.